Monthly Archives: June 2010

Elder Wisdom

Two more items on age and wisdom came across the ether today: A University of Michigan study found that older adults are more able to accept differing personal values, see others’ points of view, live with uncertainty and accept change … Continue reading

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Back in Business

My website is back up, for both music and geriatrics/culture change. http://www.alpower.net

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Aging in 1948 – How different, how similar?

Thanks to Joe Angelelli for finding this amazing video from 1948. An early look toward the modern nursing home. Some of it seems dated and silly, some sadly still true today! http://www.archive.org/details/PlacetoL1948_3

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Planning for the Pioneers

Sue Misiorski of PHI and Christy Allman of Westminster-Thurber Community in Columbus are in town for a visit today. We are planning a full-day intensive on “The Role of the Nurse in Culture Change” for the Pioneer Network Annual Meeting … Continue reading

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Singing Can “Rewire” Damaged Brains

For a long time, we have known that people who have lost the ability to speak words can often still sing them. Most people’s language is handled by the left brain, while music brings the right side into play in … Continue reading

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Dementia Beyond Drugs – Interview

Attached is an interview that answers basic questions about my new book, Dementia Beyond Drugs: Changing the Culture of Care : Q: How would you summarize this book? A: This book radically re-frames our view of dementia to create a … Continue reading

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Who is Dr. Al Power??

G. Allen Power, MD is Eden Mentor at St. John’s Home in Rochester, NY, and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Rochester. He is a board certified internist and geriatrician, and is a Fellow of the American … Continue reading

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